Comedy And Smart Power

9 Dec

Bletchley Park's ColossusAbove all, the infectious comedic punch and the quality of the information about the role Bletchley Park‘s cryptanalysts played in the defeat of WW2 Germany and the way the modern internet works is the most refreshing aspect of this BBC4 episode, “Secret Science” (via Boing Boing). It’s always a blast to hear Brian Cox, but the entire ensemble made cryptanalysis new for me.

Of course, the British slant, to make history the result of Britannic heroism is only too apparent. But, if radio programming could be this entertaining and yet so informative, maybe Rupert Murdoch and his media empire could play the role of punching bag

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